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Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain, Qatar v Bahrain, Judgment, Merits, [2001] ICJ Rep 40, ICGJ 83 (ICJ 2001), 16th March 2001, International Court of Justice [ICJ]

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How to delimit the maritime boundary between Qatar and Bahrain and which state had sovereignty over the Hawar islands and other border areas, taking into consideration the historical context, prior agreements with the British government regarding title to territory, customary international law, and the equidistance/special circumstances rule.

Keywords: Customary international law; Delimitation; Equitable principles; Evidence; Innocent passage; International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction; Islands and artificial islands; Maritime boundaries; Sovereignty; State succession; Territorial sea; Territory, title; Treaties, binding force

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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